Sunday, April 23, 2017

Gatti Town





Gattitown is a 30,000 square foot family entertainment center with over 150 video/redemption games, bumper cars and movies. Enjoy our safe non-smoking, non-drinking family atmoshpere. Along with great food and games, Gattitown offers an excellent place to host your birthday party, field trip, meetings and more! 




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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Mio by Manhattan Toy


Last year The Manhattan Toy Company introduced MiO (mee-oh), the modular wood play sets that combine structures and vehicles with enchanting beanbag animals and people. MiO's flagship is the 41 piece wood building set that inspires kids to unplug and immerse in dreaming. You may have noticed from other posts of mine that I'm all about unplugging and spending quality time together, or just logging off and being outdoors for a couple hours each day.



I'm a huge fan of wooden toys. The quality is great and the toys are longer lasting than most. They can be passed down from child to child. My boys are rough and rowdy, leaving their toys to take alot of hits. Wooden toys are almost indestructible and I love that. 
Our household got the opportunity to try out a couple items from the new MiO collection. We ended up choosing the Food Truck and Airplane. (Check out the rest of the Mio line here). 



The Food Truck includes the wooden Food Truck and 1 wooden person. The wooden blocks suggest a stove and refrigerator and four wooden discs, functioning wheels and open up the side window to begin taking orders and serving. The neutral colors make this great for both boys and girls. 



The MiO airplane set comes with the airplane and one person. It has a real spinning propeller and wheels. The colors could also be for both genders. My oldest loves airplanes but we've had a hard time finding good quality airplane toys as most have been made of a cheap plastic material that easily gets broken. I'm pretty sure we won;t have that issue with this one. It's very well made and durable. 



Although the recommended ages are 3 years and up, my five and 10 year old boys loved playing with them. My youngest told me he was flying his plane to the his brothers food truck to have dinner. I love seeing them engage in active play and spending time using their imaginations. 
Some brands of wooden toys can be quite expensive, but The Manhattan Toy Company, in my opinion, makes it possible to purchase nice quality, long lasting toys at a price I'm comfortable with. 




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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Mini Easter Buckets



My household loves Easter. It's one of our favorite holidays. We spend the day at our great grandmothers house with all of the extended family. The kids all enjoy opening their baskets, having dinner and spending the afternoon hunting eggs.
I decided to do something a little different this year and surprise all of the kids with their very own Easter baskets. My boys love the idea of handing them out to their cousins. I got everything  from Oriental Trading. From the Easter buckets to the stuffers. They had everything I needed.


I ended up getting the Bright Easter Buckets which come in sets of 6 for under $12. I got two orders so that we will have one for each child. The buckets are actually the perfect size to fit quite a few toys and candy and then be used to hunt Easter eggs. Parents won't have to worry about tugging along the baskets or forgetting about them. These are lightweight and all of the kids can fit the same amount of eggs.


As far as stuffers I tried to get things the kids would really play with. I'm always bad about buying non sense things just to fill it up so I decided to go a different route this year. Less about quantity and more about quality. The Egg Shaped Bubble Bottle Necklaces are perfect for both boys and girls, no matter the age. Every "bunny" loves bubble jewelry :) The footballs where something I knew the boys especially would love. They ended up being smaller than I expected, but the perfect size for the buckets. Last but not least are the Neon Smile Face stress balls. My 10 year old, Logan, loves stress balls. These where just to cute to pass up. They came in a variety of colors like green, pink orange and blue. They have cute little faces and a few strands of hair. The best part is that you get two dozen per order. I ended up with alot left over so I can put them up for another time. I still plan to get some of those plastic easter eggs and fill them with chocolates, maybe pick up a couple small things from the Dollar Tree just to make them look fuller. All in all I'm pretty pleased and know the kids will love them.




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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Everything is Awesome Lego Party!


Last year was Minions, the year before was a carnival and this year he chose Legos!!! Every year shortly after Christmas I start telling my son to figure out what theme he wants his birthday party to be. I love getting DIY ideas from Pinterest and making decorations myself so I need a couple months to plan and get things ready. This year I ended up getting the majority of supplies from Oriental Trading. What didn't come from them I was able to make myself. Oriental has been our go-to for party supplies, holiday parties and special occasions for several years now. The products never disappoint. 
The first things I purchased was the Lego tablecloths, dinner plates, dessert plates, cups and napkins. In my opinion, once you have those first few basic products everything else seems to fall in place. I used one long table for the cake and all of the food. I wanted to add more decor so I scoured Pinterest for ideas. I found this amazing idea for giant Legos and it was super simple. I already had some large boxes so all I had to buy was solid color wrapping paper and solid color paper dessert plates. You wrap the box with the wrapping paper and glue the plates on. Voila!! giant Legos, super cheap. These where a hit. Every one who walked through the gate loved them.



A party isn't complete without cupcakes. This year I used the Lego cupcake kits from Oriental Trading which came with the wrappers and picks. I wanted a little something extra so I bought a cheap Lego mold kit from Amazon. My other in law made the molds out of chocolate bark and we sit them on the cupcakes. Not only did they look great, but they also they taste amazing.



When I first ordered this Color Brick Tray with cones, I wasn't exactly sure what I would use it for. I was thinking maybe it could double as a cupcake stand. After I got it put together I realized it wouldn't hold many cupcakes. So we ended up filling up the cones with candy. I displayed it on the table with the favor boxes and it was a hit. The sunglasses where a nice touch that I knew the kids would appreciate since the party was outdoors and quite sunny. The favor boxes which where smaller than I expected where filled with small whistles, candy and a small Lego figure cutout. I found the free template online and printed them out. 



I used the Color Brick Party centerpieces to put in the middle of the tables. They where pretty good in size and looked great. I made an L out of Legos we already had and printed out a sign that said "Logans Awesome 10th Birthday to put in a pretty frame to sit on the cake table. 


Now, I would love to be a Betty Crocker Mom and make my kids birthday cakes, but I'm no where near talented. SO we got a local lady to make this amazing cake. Half white and half red velvet. OMG, it was delicious. For entertainment I got the Color Brick Part Bend game which is just like twister. The kids and adults loved it!! I think the adults ended up playing more than the kids haha.
All in all it ended up being an amazing party with lots of love, laughter, good food and amazing decorations. Make sure to check out Oriental Trading for all of your party and holiday supply needs.

















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Monday, April 3, 2017

WIN A STEP2 STONEFRONT PATIO COLLECTION COOLER & STORAGE AND A READY SHED BY BACKYARD DISCOVERY!


The warmer weather is coming and it's time to start thinking about outdoor living spaces. We're so excited to share this backyard storage giveaway for the brand new Step2 StoneFront Patio Collection Cooler & Storage and a Ready Shed by Backyard Discovery (worth a combined retail value of $1,998!).

Did you know that Step2 and Backyard Discovery are now one company? They'll be bringing family together in the backyard this spring and beyond! To celebrate, they've launched a big giveaway for a few of their new items.

Declutter, Organize, Store. Are you ready?

Unlike other unassembled sheds, the Ready Shed is completely hassle-free from the time it’s ordered to the time it’s built. It comes entirely in one box with every part, and takes as little as one day to assemble. Every shingle, nail, and screw is included, saving you from extra costs and extra trips to the hardware store.


They even include the sturdiest type of flooring, made of Oriented Strand Board (OSB)—a material specifically designed for heavy-duty load-bearing structures. This shed can truly handle it all. And once you’ve painted your shed, you’re ready to enjoy 15 guaranteed years of reliable outdoor storage. Note, the shed does NOT include paint. The 15 year warranty is valid only once painted. You can get a Ready Shed on Amazon.com.

Entertain and Bring Family Together in your Backyard!

Master your own backyard and become the entertainment center for your neighborhood friends and family with the Step2 StoneFront Patio Collection Cooler & Storage.


Compliment your existing grill or outdoor living space with the realistic stone look of this outdoor storage cooler. Adults can open the split-top lid to quickly grab a drink from the insulated cooler without pausing your food prep. Store all your grilling essentials behind the rustproof stainless steel doors to have your grilling' accessories close by. It includes a food-grade and dishwasher safe cutting board that stores on the side handle when not in use. The StoneFront Patio Collection Cooler & Storage is made in USA of US and imported parts.

The Step2 StoneFront Patio Collection Cooler & Storage will be available later this month for purchase on Amazon.com and Step2.com.

Step2 and Backyard Discovery are teaming up to give one lucky person a Step2 StoneFront Patio Collection Cooler & Storage AND a Ready Shed by Backyard Discovery!

CLICK HERE to enter the Backyard Storage Sweepstakes on Facebook

Once you’ve entered, be sure to come back because we have ANOTHER chance to win a Step2 StoneFront Patio Collection Cooler & Storage that we're giving away below!



Enter to win the Step2 Stone Front Patio Collection Cooler & Storage
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Open to the lower 48 US states only, ages 18 and up.
Ends at 4/16/17 11:59 PM EST.



Disclosure: One winner will be randomly selected using the Giveaway Tools random selector and notified via email. Once notified, the winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest or Google. Void where prohibited. Amazon links are affiliate links.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Fat Brain Toys





As you peruse Fat Brain Toys, you may find something missing. In fact, if you're accustomed to the toy selection found at most stores, you may find lots of items missing. Missing are the licensed, violent, cheaply made toys that end up in the trash can shortly after being played with by your child. But what you will find instead are THOUSANDS of quality, open-ended toys, games, and gifts that entertain AND educate. 

For over 13 years, Fat Brain Toys has been carefully choosing the best toys from around the world in addition to acquiring the single largest selection of American-made toys found anywhere. But the unparalleled selection of quality toys is just one of many reasons that makes Fat Brain Toys unique:
  • They provide toll-free support by their award-winning toy EXPERTS before AND after the sale
  • They stock nearly every product they sell from their own centrally-located warehouse
  • Most in-stock orders are shipped within 24 hours (if not faster!)
  • They ship orders worldwide including military APO's & FPO's
But more than anything, they are still a small, family owned and operated business that takes great pride in their ability to offer exceptional service to each and every customer. 



I ran across Fat Brain Toys online while searching for products to include in my kids Easter baskets. I decided to reach out to them to ask about reviewing their products and thankfully they ended up sending us some really nice items to include in our Easter Guide.



 One of the products that stood out is the Squigz 24 pack Starter Kit. They are flexible fellows and committed joiners. Squigz and fellow Squigz have one chief enterprise - creating things. Willingly, they assemble to become rockets, vehicles, a cushion for the cat, jewelry… they thrill in uniting as a ginormous octopus or squid. They are scientific sorts - always up for playful experimentation and defying gravity - sticking to bathtubs, windows, school lockers, tabletops, and office desktops. (And they are mannerly guests too - never leaving a trace of their presence.)



My boys love building. They've always loved things like Legos and building blocks. They can stay occupied for hours when building things. The Twig Modern Building Blocks are very well made and I'm sure will last quite some time in our house hold. It's a building set that really offers you the freedom of exploring the-inside-and-the-out of fun designing. Playing with Twig is gratifying for your hands - and offers mental play that's exuberant! Learning comes naturally! Twig construction sets refine small motor abilities while developing skills in logic, problem solving, visual-spatial ability, creativity and ingenuity, sensory awareness, language & vocabulary proficiencies, cooperative and independent play skills, and artistic expression. Kids love putting the unique interchanging pieces together - Adults love the freedom of design! Like many of the toys from Fat Brain, these building blocks have won serveral awards such as the Parent's Choice Gold Award, Creative Child Toy of the Year Award and several more. 










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Saturday, April 1, 2017

Aeromax Toys


Aeromax Toys is the perfect shop for one of a kind gifts to fit each of your childs unique personalities. Take play to a whole new level with Aeromax Toy's super cool My First Career and Get Real Gear as well as their toy line.


My First Career Gear is perfect for a little one to dress up and pretend to be what they aspire to be in real life. It includes pretend play outfits like Policemen, Astronauts, Firemen and many more. My boy love dressing up. They have an entire trunk full of costumes. The one costume they didn't have that they've always asked for is an astronaut. So we chose the Astronaut helmet and matching orange vest. The helmet has been a hit. Theres a button one one side that opens up the face shield and on the other side a button that talks. The boys love pretending to explore space and I love watching them be creative in play. Costumes are also perfect for Easter baskets. Every year it gets harder to find age appropriate basket stuffers. Aeromeax has so many options. Not only costumes but also The Bump and Bots which are wind up robots, Sky Blasters which are perfect for outdoor play, and so many more options. Check out more of what Aeromax Toys has to offer by clicking on the link below.
















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